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Mt Horrid Talus Caves

Cave Type: Horizontal

Rock Type: Granitoid gneiss, Mount Holly complex

Description: Three large talus caves, first recorded by Robert W. Carroll Jr. in the 1970s, exist in the talus slopes of Mt Horrid. These are Mt Horrid Ice Cave, Chiller Cave, and Gargantua Cave. Unlike typical talus caves, which are short and rarely dark, these contain large dark rooms and even an occasional climb.

The Mt Horrid cliffs are closed May-July to protect nesting Peregrine falcons.

Difficulty: Moderate

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